Crafts and Activities For
Sunday School - V
How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Vines and Branches Including: Bulletin Board Display, Scratch and Sniff Grape Picture, Crepe Paper Grapes, Vine and Branches Lessons
"I Am the Vine" Grape Cluster Refrigerator Magnet
What you will need:
8mm amethyst or purple Faceted Beads (about 25 per student),
Clear-drying Glue, (Aleens Tacky Glue Works best),
Purple card stock (or paper glued to cardboard
Brown pipe cleaners
What to do:
1. Before class cut purple card stock into 3" x 2" pieces. If you do not have card stock (heavy paper), you can use regular paper and glue cardboard to the back.
2. Print out the leaf shapes onto green paper and cut them out. Punch tiny holes near the top of the leaves. (The Leaf Pattern with the Bible verse written on it is available to members only on The Resource Room.)
3. In class have your children glue the faceted beads to the purple card stock in the shape of a grape cluster. They can glue beads on top of each other to make it more realistic. Set the clusters aside to dry. This may take up to an hour depending on how much glue is used, but you can use a hair dryer to speed up the process.
4. When the clusters are dry give each child a brown pipe cleaner and have them fold it in half to make the stem and curl. Wind one half of the pipe cleaner around a pencil to make the curl. Tape the curl and stem to the back of the cluster.
5. Have your children attach the leaf by inserting the pipe cleaner stem through the leaf and then taping the pipe cleaner to the back of the leaf.
6. To finish glue or stick on a small magnet.
*Caution: Do no use small bead with young children! They are a choking hazard.
Vine and Branches Bulletin Board Display
Have your children make leaves by pressing their hands in green paint and placing them on pieces of paper. Let the paint dry and then cut the handprints out in a leaf shape. Twist long sheets of bulletin board paper to make the stems and branches. Make bunches of grapes in the same way you made the leaves but use fingerprints.
Growing Vine and Branches Bulletin Board Display
Have each student in the Sunday School class or Vacation Bible School class write their name on a branch. Have the children stick it on a vine that is on the classroom wall. On the vine write, " He is the Vine and we are the branches." If a child brings a friend to Sunday school, he can add a leaf to his branch. If the friend begins to attend regularly, he can then be a branch! In time the vine will definitely grow as more come along. This is a great way to show the children's parents how they have reached out to the community! Sincerely, Amy
Make Scratch and Sniff Grape Pictures
Print out a picture of a bunch of grapes hanging on a vine and have your children paint the grapes with grape Kool-aid paint. To make the paint add one or two tablespoons of water to a package of powdered Kool-aid. When the pictures are dry, show them how to scratch them with their fingernails to smell the grapes.
A pattern for this craft is available to members.
Make a Crepe Paper Grapes Picture
Print out a picture of a bunch of grapes hanging on a vine. Cut pieces of purple crepe paper into 6-inch square shapes. Have your children scrunch up the crepe paper pieces into balls and glue them to the picture to make the grapes.
A pattern for this craft is available to members.
Vine and Branches Lesson and Crafts on The Resource Room
You can find a complete lesson with crafts, activities, and a bulletin board display on the "I Am the Vine" Sunday School Lesson on The Resource Room.
The Resource Room is a subscription site designed specifically for Sunday School teachers and homeschool parents. It is updated weekly with new Bible lessons,crafts, activities, and bulletin board ideas, color sheets, and worksheets for preschool and primary age children.
1. Find the Verse Work Sheet - Children follow the twisting vine to discover the Bible verse.
2.Vine and Branches Bulletin Board Display - Children help make a bulletin board display by adding their grape cluster to the vine. A printable grape vine board is included in this lesson.
3. Make a Grape Cluster - Children glue purple cotton balls to a piece of paper and add a paper leaf, branches, and pipe cleaner stem. If you can't find purple cotton balls, you can use purple crepe paper. Cut it into small pieces and have your children crinkle it up into balls, and then glue it to the paper. Vine and Branches Bulletin Board Display - Children help make a bulletin board display by adding their grape cluster to the vine. A printable grape vine board is included in this lesson.
4. Lessons Review Game - Before class cut round circles out of purple paper to make the grape shapes. Write a question on the back of each circle. Cut out some green leaves and a brown stem from construction paper and attach them to the wall.
The object of the game is to make the biggest grape cluster by answering questions correctly. Divide the class into two teams. Take turns asking a student from each of the teams a question from one of the round circles. If the student answers the question correctly, he gets to tape the circle onto the stem to form a grape cluster. The team that has the largest grape cluster at the end wins the game.